Municipal Election

Family and friends of Sharie Minions react with the mayor-elect at her home when election results were announced on Oct. 20. MIKE YOUDS PHOTO

Election shifts council gender balance in Port Alberni

Women more likely to run when encouraged by other women

  • Oct 29, 2018
Challenger Harry Gough and incumbent Cindy Fortin were tied in votes following a recount of the Oct 20 Peachland mayoral election result. So a B.C. judge had to draw the name of the winner and she drew Fortin’s name. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

Incumbent’s name drawn to settle who will be Peachland’s next mayor

B.C. judge draws incumbent Cindy Fortin’s name to settle tied mayoral vote

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District deputy chief electoral officer Shelli Lyle, left, observes as chief electoral officer Wendy Thomson goes over the election results of Oct. 20, 2018 before declaring them finalized. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

Election results affirmed in Alberni Valley

Re-count in two close areas conducted for ACRD

Hailie Baxter, Elyssa Rakusan and Emily Cutforth helped to organize the student vote at Alberni District Secondary School. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
Hailie Baxter, Elyssa Rakusan and Emily Cutforth helped to organize the student vote at Alberni District Secondary School. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
Jane Jones, left, encouraged her daughter Connie Watts to run for school board trustee. Now Jones is off the board and Watts will take her seat. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

Mother passes SD70 trustee torch to daughter in Port Alberni

Jane Jones loses after one term, but proud of her daughter Connie Watts

Jane Jones, left, encouraged her daughter Connie Watts to run for school board trustee. Now Jones is off the board and Watts will take her seat. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
Sharie Minions has been named the new mayor of Port Alberni. SUBMITTED PHOTO

ELECTION 2018: Sharie Minions named Port Alberni mayor

Haggard, Solda, Washington, Poon, Paulson and Corbeil named councillors

Sharie Minions has been named the new mayor of Port Alberni. SUBMITTED PHOTO
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Four incumbents re-elected to School District 70 in Port Alberni

Four incumbents re-elected to School District 70 in Port Alberni

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District board will have a new look

Four incumbents re-elected to School District 70 in Port Alberni
ELECTION DAY: Polls are closed

ELECTION DAY: Polls are closed

Voters in 162 municipalities in B.C. set to elect mayor, council, school board and more

  • Oct 20, 2018
ELECTION DAY: Polls are closed
Mayoral results from across B.C.

Mayoral results from across B.C.

Voters in 162 municipalities in B.C. set to elect mayor, council, school board and more

Mayoral results from across B.C.
Bob Beckett has been acclaimed as Area A (Bamfield) director on the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District board. SUBMITTED PHOTO

ELECTION 2018: Bamfield regional director Bob Beckett captures sole acclaimed seat in ACRD

Bamfield, First Nations residents must still vote for school trustees in SD70

  • Oct 20, 2018
Bob Beckett has been acclaimed as Area A (Bamfield) director on the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District board. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Kel Roberts is running for a seat in Area C (Long Beach) of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District. SUBMITTED PHOTO

ELECTION 2018: Kel Roberts says ACRD Area C needs a change

Roberts says Salmon Beach issues motivated him to run for election

  • Oct 20, 2018
Kel Roberts is running for a seat in Area C (Long Beach) of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Tony Bennett is running for re-election in Area C (Long Beach). SUBMITTED PHOTO

ELECTION 2018: west coast communities face unique pressures, says Tony Bennett

Bennett says more work to be done in ACRD Area C (Long Beach)

  • Oct 20, 2018
Tony Bennett is running for re-election in Area C (Long Beach). SUBMITTED PHOTO
ELECTION 2018: Where to vote, when to vote and how to get there

ELECTION 2018: Where to vote, when to vote and how to get there

Free transit The City of Port Alberni and BC Transit are happy…

ELECTION 2018: Where to vote, when to vote and how to get there
ELECTION DAY: Here’s where to vote

ELECTION DAY: Here’s where to vote

Voters in 162 municipalities in B.C. set to elect mayor, council, school board and more

  • Oct 20, 2018
ELECTION DAY: Here’s where to vote
The 2018 municipal election takes place Saturday, Oct. 20 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. FILE PHOTO

ELECTION 2018: Homeless residents can vote too

Port Alberni Shelter Society offers use of address, more help for homeless to vote

The 2018 municipal election takes place Saturday, Oct. 20 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. FILE PHOTO
ELECTION 2018: Ron Corbeil runs for Port Alberni city council

ELECTION 2018: Ron Corbeil runs for Port Alberni city council

Corbeil wants to focus on the economy, livability and affordability

ELECTION 2018: Ron Corbeil runs for Port Alberni city council
Echo Pool has been around for 51 years, and is the only pool that age that has not been replaced in B.C. AV NEWS FILE PHOTO

ELECTION 2018: ‘Too soon’ to talk pool replacement in ACRD

Should rural taxpayers shoulder some of the price tag?

  • Oct 17, 2018
Echo Pool has been around for 51 years, and is the only pool that age that has not been replaced in B.C. AV NEWS FILE PHOTO
ELECTION 2018: Beaver Creek Community Hall hosts meet and greet
ELECTION 2018: Beaver Creek Community Hall hosts meet and greet
Rosemarie Buchanan is running for re-election to the School District 70 (Alberni Valley) board of trustees. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

ELECTION 2018: Rosemarie Buchanan brings experience to School District 70

Buchanan advocates for student success on a variety of levels

  • Oct 15, 2018
Rosemarie Buchanan is running for re-election to the School District 70 (Alberni Valley) board of trustees. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
Mike Kokura at his garden gate in the Beaufort hills above Port Alberni. MIKE YOUDS PHOTO

ELECTION 2018: Beaufort director steps aside after four decades with ACRD

Mike Kokura served on the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District for 40 years

  • Oct 14, 2018
Mike Kokura at his garden gate in the Beaufort hills above Port Alberni. MIKE YOUDS PHOTO